Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel Grande Noirceur

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Grande Noirceur, Imperial Stout, Ale, 11.5% ABV.

At last, a Russian Imperial Stout that celebrates a rejection of Russian and Communist themes. "Grande Noirceur" means "great darkness" and refers to  the conservative policies undertaken by the government of Quebec premier Maurice Duplessis in the 1936-1939 and 1944-1959 period. (I'm not smart, I just copy and paste wikipedia.)

Utter blackness, rich brown head, lasting long, looking good.

Beautiful cocoa nose, nice and chocolatey, sweet and dry and scrumptious. Mmm. hmm.

In the mouth: big, brassy, bold bitterness and fierce and rich malt flavors. Thick. Rich. Cocoa. Molasses. Everything you want is here. Deep, dark, luxurious.

Great beer, go drink one.

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